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Cisco Routed Optical Networking

Experience game-changing innovation with a converged architecture.

Discover the paradigm shift

Unleash groundbreaking operational efficiency with a converged architecture.

Simple operations

A converged infrastructure simplifies network design, planning, and management, saving up to 45 percent in total cost of ownership (TCO).

Network efficiency

Network automation substantially increases network efficiency to lower the cost per bit and maximize profit.

Service profitability

Deploy more services with the same capital expenditure, scaling your Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) to better profitability.

What is routed optical networking?

Routed optical networking, part of the Converged SDN Transport Architecture, is a new network paradigm that delivers improved operational efficiencies and simplicity. The solution works by merging IP and private line services onto a single layer where all the switching is done at Layer 3. Routers are connected hop-by-hop with standardized pluggable coherent optics.

With a single service layer based upon IP, flexible management tools can leverage telemetry and model-driven programmability to streamline lifecycle operations. This simplified architecture integrates open data models and standard APIs, enabling a provider to focus on automation initiatives for a simpler topology.